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Murtha & Murtha, PLLC Blog

Murtha & Murtha, PLLC Blog

Covers legal news affecting Long Island, New York residents, including civil rights, real estate matters, constitutional issues, and more.

http://www.murthalawfirm.com/category/all-posts
  • Jan 17

    Landlords, Think Twice About Signing a Written Lease With Your Tenant.

    Landlords, Think Twice About Signing a Written Lease With Your Tenant.
         Many landlords feel a need to memorialize in writing almost every word exchanged with their tenants.  But is having a written lease agreement really in the landlord’s interest?      Written…
  • Jan 10

    Copyright Infringement – What Constitutes Fair Use?

    Copyright Infringement – What Constitutes Fair Use?
             There are few issues more controversial, divisive, and misunderstood at the moment than the scope of the fair use doctrine as a defense to copyright infringement. Let’s take a look at exactly what…
  • Jan 5

    Landlord Tenant Eviction Process: How To Enforce a Judgment of Possession and a Warrant of Eviction

    Landlord Tenant Eviction Process: How To Enforce a Judgment of Possession and a Warrant of Eviction
         In both Nassau and Suffolk County, when a landlord goes to court to evict a tenant, the landlord is seeking legal authority to have an enforcement officer physically remove the tenant from the rental premises, restoring…
Rank this Week: 3604

Nahmod Law

Nahmod Law

Covers 42 USC Section 1983 and constitutional law. By Professor Sheldon Nahmod.

http://nahmodlaw.com
  • Dec 15

    Freedom of Speech (4): Threats and Elonis v. United State

    Freedom of Speech (4): Threats and Elonis v. United State
    Prior Related First Amendment Posts I previously blogged about some of the basics of free speech doctrine. I addressed its three primary rationales–marketplace of ideas, self-government and individual autonomy–on January 19, 2010.…
  • Nov 11

    The Second Amendment and Section 1983: A Podcast

    The Second Amendment and Section 1983: A Podcast
    As many of you may know, Chicago-Kent’s CLE department has presented my two-day Conference on Section 1983 for over thirty years. The next one is scheduled for April  16-17, 2015. As part of the most recent Conference in April…
  • Oct 22

    Oyez’s Fourth Amendment Deep Dive

    Oyez’s Fourth Amendment Deep Dive
    Here is a very nice Oyez Deep Dive into how the Roberts Court is interpreting the Fourth Amendment. The Deep Dive features both text and video explanations (including a short video by me on section 1983 Fourth Amendment claims), and is geared…
Rank this Week: 3918

New England School of Law OUTLaws

New England School of Law OUTLaws

News and information of interest for the New England School of Law OUTLaws, and other members and supporters of the GLBT law school community.

http://nesloutlaws.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 29

    GLAD Internship

    GLAD Internship
    GLAD has just announced its spring internships. Information below.************************************************************JOB DESCRIPTION AND INFO ABOUT GLAD:
  • Oct 4

    Reproductive Technology Bar

    Reproductive Technology Bar
    Yikes. A proposed bill in the Indiana General Assembly would outright bar lesbians (and any women who can't prove their participation in church or faith-based activities, amont other requirements) from accessing reproductive technology, such…
  • Sep 17

    NJ Domestic Partner Law - Doesn't Cover Inheritance

    NJ Domestic Partner Law - Doesn't Cover Inheritance
    New Jersey's domestic partnership law, which took effect in July 2004, provides some of the legal rights of marriage to same sex couples who register. Included are hospital visitation, some state tax benefits, and some benefits to state…
Rank this Week: 360

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

New Jersey Employment Lawyer Blog

Covers New Jersey civil rights violations and employment law. By Siegler & Traub, L.L.C.

http://www.newjerseyemploymentlawyerblog.com/
  • Dec 19

    NJ “Buy American” Bill Proceeds to a Vote

    NJ “Buy American” Bill Proceeds to a Vote
    The New Jersey Assembly is set to vote on a bill, already approved by the Senate, which would require public entities to purchase products made in the U.S. of A.  Supporters of the bill, which include U.S. companies and labor unions, say…
  • Dec 15

    WAGE & HOUR – Compensable time for security screenings?

    WAGE & HOUR – Compensable time for security screenings?
    The recent U.S. Supreme Court decision in Integrity Staffing Solutions v. Busk is a blow to hourly employees nationwide. The employees at issue in Integrity Staffing were employed to retrieve products and package them for delivery to Amazon…
  • Dec 11

    TD Ameritrade Whistleblower’s Case Dismissed Due to Arbitration Clause

    TD Ameritrade Whistleblower’s Case Dismissed Due to Arbitration Clause
    The Third Circuit Court of Appeals, in Khazin v. TD Ameritrade Holding Corp., No. 14-1689, December 8, 2014, recently upheld the dismissal of a whistleblower claim brought by a former employee of TD Ameritrade, because his claim was barred by…
Rank this Week: 3893

New Mexico Civil Rights Lawyer…

New Mexico Civil Rights Lawyer Blog

Covers prisoner rights. By Law Office of J.B. Jacks.

http://www.newmexicocivilrightslawyerblog.com/
Rank this Week: 3075

New York Civil Service Attorney…

New York Civil Service Attorney Law Blog

Covers employment and discrimination issues related to civil service. By the Law Offices of Kevin P. Sheerin.

http://civilservice.sheerinlaw.com/
Rank this Week: 1305

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment…

Pennsylvania Labor and Employment Blog

Covers employment and labor law issues. By McNees Wallace & Nurick LLC.

http://www.palaborandemploymentblog.com/
Rank this Week: 285

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Poverty Law Prof Blog

Covers global poverty, welfare and current affairs. By Professors Ezra Rosser and Lowell Kent Hull.

http://maximinlaw.wordpress.com
Rank this Week: 1073

Prop 8 on Trial

Prop 8 on Trial

Covers the same-sex marriage trial. By Berkeley law students.

http://prop8.berkeleylawblogs.org/
  • Sep 5

    Perry v. Schwarzenegger becomes Perry v. Brown

    Perry v. Schwarzenegger becomes Perry v. Brown
    The same Perry attorneys head back to court Tuesday, but their arguments will appear under a new docket name: Perry v. Brown. In March, the federal courts updated the names of the Perry defendants to reflect California’s newly-elected…
  • May 21

    Civil marriage and its history: Cott as the key to Prop 8?

    Civil marriage and its history: Cott as the key to Prop 8?
    For more than twenty years, Harvard history professor Nancy Cott has studied family, gender, marriage, and citizenship. In 2000, she published Public Vows: A History of Marriage and the Nation, and in 2010, she took the stand in Perry v.
  • Feb 17

    California Supreme Court to hear standing issue

    California Supreme Court to hear standing issue
    The California Supreme Court announced Wednesday that it would re-enter the legal battle surrounding same-sex marriage and seek to hear further arguments by September.
Rank this Week: 4557

Queer Law Watch

Queer Law Watch

Covers cases of importance to the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgendered community. By Christopher Goeken.

http://queerlawwatch.blogspot.com/
  • Feb 22

    Married Same-Sex Couples Need Not Be Pre-certified to Adopt Spouse's Child

    Married Same-Sex Couples Need Not Be Pre-certified to Adopt Spouse's Child
    A Monroe County Family Court Judge has ruled that married same-sex couples should be treated like their heterosexual counterparts when one parent wants to adopt the child of the other. Usually, same-sex couples needed to submit to an…
  • Jan 27

    Guidance for NY Same-Sex Couple

    Guidance for NY Same-Sex Couple
    Several advocacy groups have released guidance on how New York State will treat same-sex couples who married out of state. It's available here.
  • Nov 5

    Our Long National Nightmare is Finally Coming to an End

    Our Long National Nightmare is Finally Coming to an End
    So many more bloggers more eloquent than I will write about the victory. All I can add is that I am very hopeful that Obama can start to address the big issues in a way that hasn't been done in a generation.
Rank this Week: 2152

Religion Clause

Religion Clause

By University of Toledo College of Law Professor Howard M. Friedman.

http://religionclause.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 19

    Hawaii Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments On Challenge To Marriage Equality Law

    Hawaii Supreme Court Hears Oral Arguments On Challenge To Marriage Equality Law
    Yesterday the Hawaii Supreme Court heard oral arguments in McDermott v. Abercrombie, a case challenging the state legislature's authority to enact the Hawaii Marriage Equality Act of 2013. The Court, on its website, summarizes the…
  • Dec 19

    Lawsuit Against Hebrew National Dismissed In State Court With No Appeal Filed

    Lawsuit Against Hebrew National Dismissed In State Court With No Appeal Filed
    American Jewish World reported yesterday on the end of the long-running lawsuit against ConAgra Foods challenging the adequacy of its standards for kosher slaughter of the beef used in manufacturing Hebrew National hot dogs.  As…
  • Dec 19

    Chicago Travel Agent Charged With Mail Fraud In Hajj Visa Misrepresentation

    Chicago Travel Agent Charged With Mail Fraud In Hajj Visa Misrepresentation
    The U.S. Attorney's Office for the Northern District of Illinois yesterday announced the arrest on mail fraud charges of Chicago travel agent Rashid Minhas.  A criminal complaint charges that Minhas sold Hajj travel packages to some…
Rank this Week: 97

Religious Law Blog

Religious Law Blog

Covers religious law and liberty issues affecting churches, ministries, and individuals. By Telios Law PLLC.

http://telioslaw.com/religious-law-blog-posts
  • Aug 14

    Five Considerations for a Good Child Protection Policy

    Five Considerations for a Good Child Protection Policy
    Failures around child protection policies are heartbreaking on a personal and organizational level because children get hurt.Failures around child protection policies are heartbreaking on a personal and organizational level because children…
  • Jan 4

    Social Networking Policy and Changes in Social Media Law

    Social Networking Policy and Changes in Social Media Law
    Mission organizations are heavy users of various forms of social media, on an individual and organizational level. With personnel, offices, and supporters in multiple countries and time zones, social media makes sense. It has enormous…
  • Dec 7

    Think through Clergy Communications, Confidentiality, and Privilege

    Think through Clergy Communications, Confidentiality, and Privilege
    In most states, and under the common law, communications with spiritual leaders are protected under a privilege called clergy-communicant, clergy-congregant, clergy communications or something similar. But when does it apply? Ministers must…
Rank this Week: 3480

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Reproductive Rights Prof Blog

Covers abortion, contraception, pregnancy and fetal rights. By Caitlin E. Borgmann.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/reproductive_rights/
  • Dec 15

    Supreme Court Declines to Review Decision Blocking Arizona Medication Abortion Restriction

    Supreme Court Declines to Review Decision Blocking Arizona Medication Abortion Restriction
    The New York Times: Justices Let Abortion Decision Stand, by Adam Liptak: The Supreme Court on Monday let stand a decision temporarily blocking an Arizona law that limits the availability of medicinal, nonsurgical abortions. As is its custom…
  • Dec 8

    Religious Non-Profits Challenge Exemption to Affordable Care Act's Contraception Rule

    Religious Non-Profits Challenge Exemption to Affordable Care Act's Contraception Rule
    The Salt Lake Tribune/AP: Religious nonprofits challenge birth-control coverage in health law. by Kristen Wyatt: Faith-based nonprofit organizations that object to covering birth control in their employee health plans are in federal court…
  • Dec 8

    South Korean Health Ministry Recalls Sexist Ad Promoting Contraception

    South Korean Health Ministry Recalls Sexist Ad Promoting Contraception
    BBC: South Korea: Contraception poster prompts outcry: South Korea's government is under fire for a poster promoting contraception use which has been criticised by both men and women, it's reported. The Ministry of Health and Welfare poster…
Rank this Week: 551

Resist Racism

Resist Racism

Discusses racism in society and the justice system.

http://resistracism.wordpress.com/
Rank this Week: 4718

Rock the Boat

Rock the Boat

Musings about the law, especially recent decisions, proposed legislation, employment law, and legal angles on feminism and animal rights. By Piper Hoffman.

http://piperhoffman.com
  • Sep 15

    Visit Choosing Childfree, My New Blog!

    Visit Choosing Childfree, My New Blog!
    Choosing Childfree is my new blog about the decision whether to have kids. People who have chosen either way and those trying to make up their minds are all welcome. Please stop by! Tweet This Post
  • Aug 21

    Non-Human Animals Can Act Ethically: A Response to Richard Polt

    Non-Human Animals Can Act Ethically: A Response to Richard Polt
    Proving that humans are somehow “better” than non-human animals is a priority for some, including philosophy professor Richard Polt.
  • Aug 7

    What Doesn’t Separate Us From Animals 6

    What Doesn’t Separate Us From Animals 6
    Pigeons are watching you, and they don’t forget a face. A new study shows that pigeons can distinguish between familiar and unfamiliar human faces, according
Rank this Week: 4956

Sexual Harassment Lawyer Blawg

Sexual Harassment Lawyer Blawg

Covers racial and sexual harassment and education law. By Law Offices of Joshua Friedman.

http://www.sexualharassmentlawyerblawg.com/
  • Jul 20

    Plaintiff is Entitled to Read the Defendant's Email

    Plaintiff is Entitled to Read the Defendant's Email
    The Law Offices of Joshua Friedman PC routinely seeks production of e-mail, texts and video that contain racially and sexually offensive words and images, sent by managers. These are the same managers charged with enforcing the employer's…
  • Jul 18

    Civil Rights Struggle in the Press and Court

    Civil Rights Struggle in the Press and Court
    The Law Offices of Joshua Friedman PC has a multi-disciplinary approach to civil rights advocacy. We believe civil rights have never been won solely or even primarily in court. Public struggle is protected activity under civil rights statutes…
  • Jan 2

    New York Athletic Club Tried to keep Testimony about Sexual Harassment and Racial Slurs Secret

    New York Athletic Club Tried to keep Testimony about Sexual Harassment and Racial Slurs Secret
    During the Civil Rights Movement advocates used a combination of lawsuits, sit ins, protest marches, and boycotts, to fight institutional racism. Newspaper reporting of these protests played an important role in changing public opinion, which…
Rank this Week: 4146

Sexual Orientation and the Law…

Sexual Orientation and the Law Blog

By Professors Sara R. Benson and William B. Turner.

http://lawprofessors.typepad.com/lgbtlaw/
  • Jan 28

    About Sexual Orientation and the Law Blog

    About Sexual Orientation and the Law Blog
    The Law Professor Blogs Network has ceased publication of this blog.
  • Oct 25

    Feminist Legal Theory

    Feminist Legal Theory
    Feminist Legal Theory Collaborative Research Network Law and Society Association Annual Meeting, June 5-8, 2011 Invitation and Call for Papers Dear friends and colleagues, As many of you know, the Feminist Legal Theory Collaborative Research…
  • Jun 29

    Obama and same-sex marriage: the lawyerly straddle continue

    Obama and same-sex marriage: the lawyerly straddle continue
    Republished from the University of Chicago Law School Faculty Blog. President Obama's remarks last week to a gay/lesbian fundraising event must have disappointed his supporters who have grown tired of straddling and rhetorical games on the…
Rank this Week: 1231

Special Education Law Blog

Special Education Law Blog

Discusses special education law topics. By Jim Gerl.

http://specialeducationlawblog.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 17

    Census Bureau Releases Data About School-Aged Children Living In Poverty By County

    Census Bureau Releases Data About School-Aged Children Living In Poverty By County
     (Photo credit: Wikipedia)The United States Census Bureau today released data concerning the rate of school-aged children living in poverty by county for the entire nation.  The data are a part of the SAIPE (Small Area Income and…
  • Dec 15

    Weekly Question!

    Weekly Question!
    We are continuing our series on bullying of kids with disabilities. What else should school districts do to prevent the serious problem of bullying?------- Thanks for subscribing! Jim Gerl
  • Dec 11

    Bullying of Kids With Disabilities - Part X

    Bullying of Kids With Disabilities - Part X
    English: A Bully Free Zone sign - School in Berea, Ohio (Photo credit: Wikipedia) Bullying remains the hottest of hot button issues in special education law.  In the first installment of this series, I explained the early…
Rank this Week: 176

Sui Generis--a New York law blog

Sui Generis--a New York law blog

Offers commentary on civil rights issues, recent decisions and other areas of interest to New York civil litigators and criminal practitioners. By Nicole L. Black.

http://nylawblog.typepad.com/suigeneris/
  • Dec 17

    Book Review: The Education of a Lawyer

    Book Review: The Education of a Lawyer
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "Book Review: The Education of a Lawyer." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** Book Review: The Education of a Lawyer Gary Muldoon is an attorney I’ve known and respected…
  • Dec 10

    2014 Holiday Gift Guide for the Tech-Savvy Lawyer

    2014 Holiday Gift Guide for the Tech-Savvy Lawyer
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "2014 Holiday Gift Guide for the Tech-Savvy Lawyer ." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** 2014 Holiday Gift Guide for the Tech-Savvy Lawyer Believe it or not, it’s that…
  • Dec 4

    NYSBA on responding to a complaint on a website

    NYSBA on responding to a complaint on a website
    This week's Daily Record column is entitled "The Ethics of Communicating With Your Clients Online." My past Daily Record articles can be accessed here. ***** It used to be that when clients had a complaint about the legal services provided to…
Rank this Week: 2515

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Press…

Texas RioGrande Legal Aid Press Center

Covers border issues, disaster relief, immigration and housing.

http://trla.wordpress.com
  • Nov 20

    Fox San Antonio – Operation Selena collecting stuffed animals for kid

    Fox San Antonio – Operation Selena collecting stuffed animals for kid
    What started as a way to spread cheer to sick children has now spread to thousands of kids in need. “I know that God’s hand is in this because of the growth of Operation Selena,” said Gloria Pargas.  Operation Selena…
  • Nov 19

    Texas Public Radio – Geekdom Hosts Free Legal Clinic for Entrepreneur

    Texas Public Radio – Geekdom Hosts Free Legal Clinic for Entrepreneur
    Entrepreneurs in San Antonio have a chance at a free session for legal advice – if they act quickly. The opportunity is this evening only, when Geekdom will host a pro-bono legal clinic for business owners to consult with an attorney…
  • Nov 18

    San Antonio Business Journal – Downtown groups offering free legal clinic for San Antonio entrepreneur

    San Antonio Business Journal – Downtown groups offering free legal clinic for San Antonio entrepreneur
    Accion Texas and the 80/20 Foundation will host a free legal clinic for local business owners and entrepreneurs on Wednesday, Nov. 19, from 6 to 8 p.m. The RAM Law Firm and Texas C-BAR/Texas Rio Grande Legal Aid will provide pro bono services…
Rank this Week: 1130

the 13th juror

the 13th juror

Offers comments on social justice issues, news and court decisions. By Florida A&M College of Law Professor Jacqueline Dowd.

http://jackiedowd.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 13

    California city bans homeless from sleeping outside: If they leave, ‘then that’s their choice’

    California city bans homeless from sleeping outside: If they leave, ‘then that’s their choice’
    Two ordinances aimed at clearing out the homeless population have been passed unanimously by the city council of Manteca, California.One will ban people from sleeping or setting up encampments on any public or private property as of December…
  • Nov 13

    You can't get food in Florida but you can shower in the Vatican

    You can't get food in Florida but you can shower in the Vatican
    The Vatican has announced that Pope Francis plans to build showers for the homeless in St. Peter's Square.The endeavor is a joint project being undertaken by Francis and Archbishop Konrad Krajewski, the papal almoner who, according to…
  • Sep 30

    LA's homeless allowed to live in cars, appeals court rule

    LA's homeless allowed to live in cars, appeals court rule
    A federal appeals court has struck down Los Angeles’ ban on homeless people living in vehicles, declaring that the law “opens the door to discriminatory enforcement” against the poor.A three-judge panel of the 9th Circuit…
Rank this Week: 2144

The Gay Law Report

The Gay Law Report

Covers legal options for gay and lesbian couples. By Gideon I. Alper.

http://www.galperlaw.com/gay-law-report/
  • Nov 25

    When Will Your State Get Marriage Equality?

    When Will Your State Get Marriage Equality?
    I get a lot of questions from my Florida clients about when I think gay marriage will be legalized in Florida. I imagine that people across the country have similar questions about the states they live in–at least for those not…
  • Nov 1

    What You Can Do About LGBT Discrimination by Landlord

    What You Can Do About LGBT Discrimination by Landlord
    Usually landlords, whether they are managing a house or apartment, care about one thing: getting paid. But sometimes a landlord will go beyond that. A landlord might decide that a prospective tenant shouldn’t live in the property not…
  • Oct 25

    Gay Marriage and the IRS

    Gay Marriage and the IRS
    In August 2013, the U.S. Treasury and the IRS issued a ruling that these departments will recognize the marriages of same-sex couples legally married in a jurisdiction that allows same-sex marriage. This ruling applies regardless of whether…
Rank this Week: 1717

The Happy Feminist

The Happy Feminist

Thoughts of a 30-something, married, Unitarian, dog-loving attorney.

http://happyfeminist.typepad.com/happyfeminist/
  • Apr 11

    STILL HERE, STILL THINKING OF YOU

    STILL HERE, STILL THINKING OF YOU
    Obviously, it is still taking me some time to work out my blog-life balance. At the moment, I am on vacation in sunny Los Angeles for my annual visit to my grandmother. Last week was torture as I frantically tried to tie up numerous loose…
  • Apr 2

    POWER? FROM WHOSE POINT OF VIEW?

    POWER? FROM WHOSE POINT OF VIEW?
    People are wont to comment that women hold incredible power by virtue of our sexual desirability to men -- and that somehow we feminists just don't appreciate it or that we want to diminish that power.  This is a silly view.  One can…
  • Mar 30

    FRIDAY FUN: ANTI-MSN BLOGGING -- UPDATED

    FRIDAY FUN: ANTI-MSN BLOGGING -- UPDATED
    OK, I am feeling frivolous and it's Friday afternoon.  What better to do than tear down some MSN relationship advice, an art form invented by Amanda Marcotte (the tearing down I mean)?  I am not going to do any fisking (I have to get back…
Rank this Week: 850

The Niqabi Paralegal

The Niqabi Paralegal

Covers legal issues facing Muslims in the United States.

http://www.niqabiparalegal.com/
  • Aug 17

    Another key victory for victims of domestic violence

    Another key victory for victims of domestic violence
    Obama Administration Extends Asylum for Domestic Violence Victims: A Mexican woman with a history of domestic violence at the hands of her common-law husband was granted asylum by the Obama administration in a groundbreaking case that holds…
  • Aug 17

    Another key victory for victims of domestic violence

    Another key victory for victims of domestic violence
    Obama Administration Extends Asylum for Domestic Violence Victims: A Mexican woman with a history of domestic violence at the hands of her common-law husband was granted asylum by the Obama administration in a groundbreaking case that holds…
  • Sep 20

    at long last

    at long last
    A little over three years ago, I wrote:
Rank this Week: 2192

The Polar Digress

The Polar Digress

Covers feminism in Alaska, Alaskan and general family law policy, child and parent-raising, and the meaning of life.

http://thepolardigress.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 17

    HuffPo's Divorce Section:

    HuffPo's Divorce Section:
    HuffPo's Divorce Section: No Room for Reason on Domestic Violence?
  • Mar 31

    2 Boy

    2 Boy
    2 Boys Found Dead; Mom Rips the Courts - March 31, 2009 - Illinois(Excerpts from the Chicago Tribune article:)
  • Dec 15

    Mad Magazine's "Clueless"

    Mad Magazine's "Clueless"
    Mad Magazine's "Clueless" Game
Rank this Week: 2231

The Shout

The Shout

Covers wiretaps, privacy, copyright, and free speech. By Jennifer Granick.

http://www.granick.com/blog
  • Jun 28

    The Criminal NSA

    The Criminal NSA
    My opinion piece “The Criminal NSA” co-authored with Professor Christopher Sprigman has been published in the New York Times. The op ed is about NSA spying programs Prism and the collection of all phone metadata about…
  • Oct 30

    Granick Slate Card: November 6, 2012 Election

    Granick Slate Card: November 6, 2012 Election
    GRANICK SLATE CARD NATIONAL ELECTION, NOVEMBER 2012   Friends, Romans, Republicans:  
  • Jul 24

    Catching Up

    Catching Up
    Unfortunately, I haven’t been keeping this site up to date as I’ve been blogging on the Stanford Law School Center for Internet and Society site.  To that end, here are my most recent posts: The Unintended Consequences of CISPA New…
Rank this Week: 604

The Shriver Brief

The Shriver Brief

Covers economic security and opportunity, health care justice, housing justice and legal aid. By the Sargent Shriver National Center on Poverty Law.

http://www.theshriverbrief.org
  • Dec 18

    Two Legal Aid Programs Secure Unemployment Benefits for Domestic Violence Survivor

    Two Legal Aid Programs Secure Unemployment Benefits for Domestic Violence Survivor
    L.S.’s abuser found her at her workplace in Georgia. She felt that she had no choice but to leave her job and escape to a domestic violence shelter with her children. Another woman, E.C., lived hundreds of miles away in Washington,…
  • Dec 5

    Life, Liberty, or Ferguson

    Life, Liberty, or Ferguson
    Last week we encouraged the Shriver Center community and government officials to embrace systems-thinking and implicit bias research to develop solutions and strategies to prevent deaths like that of Michael Brown. Today in the wake of yet…
  • Nov 26

    Marching Forward in the Face of Ferguson

    Marching Forward in the Face of Ferguson
    If the Ferguson situation conveys a message, it’s that issues of race are rarely resolved in the heat of the moment. To slow down and eventually quell the epidemic of young African American men dying in police-involved incidents and in…
Rank this Week: 3622

The Social Report

The Social Report

Covers issues of race, gender, and class, as well as how government and politics affect society.

http://thesocialreport.blogspot.com/
  • Nov 28

    The Unhappiness of Jack Bauer

    The Unhappiness of Jack Bauer
    Not long ago “Hustle,” a BBC television series, was taken to task by a reviewer in the New York Times. She faulted it for presenting a fantastic image of contemporary London. It was too affluent to be believable, she thought, in light of…
  • Nov 26

    Who cares about politics?

    Who cares about politics?
    Last month, the New York Times published an article on the presidential candidates' clothing – not what they're wearing (although that's been analyzed too) but what they're selling. Mostly, candidates sell themselves, but they're also…
  • Oct 30

    Blackwater Blues: Vigilantes in Iraq

    Blackwater Blues: Vigilantes in Iraq
    The use by Coalition forces in Iraq of what essentially amount to irregular forces (contract companies, outsourcing agencies) adds a further dimension to an already spiralling conflict. In Iraq, citizens face the prospect of kidnap and…
Rank this Week: 812

The Wretched of the Earth

The Wretched of the Earth

Covers issues affecting the poor and indigent.

http://thewretchedoftheearth.blogspot.com
  • Mar 29

    Reciprocal Discovery Bill Becomes Less Reciprocal

    Reciprocal Discovery Bill Becomes Less Reciprocal
    I reported earlier about proposed legislation that would require both prosecutors and defense lawyers to provide discovery in advance of trial in criminal cases. Well, now the bill is going in a surprising direction and the changes have even…
  • Mar 19

    More Bad Bills at the Lege

    More Bad Bills at the Lege
    It continues to shock me when the legislature churns out truly stupid, short-sighted legislation. HB's 23 & 133 are great examples. See my website for more.
  • Mar 18

    Evisceratimg the Rules of Evidence

    Evisceratimg the Rules of Evidence
    Wow, this is a dumb bill being kicked around the Lege this year. Check it out.
Rank this Week: 483

Timely Objections

Timely Objections

Covers education law and civil rights. By R. Tamara de Silva.

http://www.timelyobjections.com/
  • Jun 25

    Edward Snowden and the Meaning of the Espionage Act

    Edward Snowden and the Meaning of the Espionage Act
    Edward Snowden and the Meaning of the Espionage Act Post 9-11   June 25, 2013 R. Tamara de Silva   The point of demarcation between speech, whistleblowing and espionage has in some instances the aspects of a razor's…
  • Jun 25

    Edward Snowden and the Meaning of the Espionage Act

    Edward Snowden and the Meaning of the Espionage Act
    Edward Snowden and the Meaning of the Espionage Act Post 9-11   June 25, 2013 R. Tamara de Silva   The point of demarcation between speech, whistleblowing and espionage has in some instances the aspects of a razor's…
  • Apr 13

    Kermit Gosnell's Horror Practice

    Kermit Gosnell's Horror Practice
      Dr. Kermit Gosnell's Horror Practice   By R. Tamara de Silva April 13, 2013                            Dr. Kermit Gosnell's…
Rank this Week: 2716

Transgender Workplace Diversity

Transgender Workplace Diversity

Covers law and policy news around transgendered employees in the workplace.

http://transworkplace.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 14

    When you have a case, and when you just don't

    When you have a case, and when you just don't
    From Wait A Second!, the Second Circuit civil rights blog, discussing a recent case from the U.S. Second Circuit Court of Appeals, about an employee who says that he was fired because of his disability: Although he admitted his inaccurate…
  • Dec 3

    EEOC v. Harris Funeral Homes: Elegy in a Michigan Churchyard

    EEOC v. Harris Funeral Homes: Elegy in a Michigan Churchyard
    The EEOC recently brought, for the first time in its history, two federal court complaints against employers who discriminated based on transgender identity. (The EEOC has heard many such complaints on the administrative level, but this is…
  • Dec 3

    The Court Gets It Wrong In Eure v. The Sage Corp., WD Tex,

    The Court Gets It Wrong In Eure v. The Sage Corp., WD Tex,
    This is a problematic trans employment discrimination case from the Western District of Texas.  The Court said the following:"All of the testimony that Eure has presented related to Campanian's animus couches Campanian's alleged…
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Wait A Second!

Wait A Second!

Covers civil rights opinions of the United States Court of Appeals for the Second Circuit. By Bergstein & Ullrich, LLP.

http://secondcircuitcivilrights.blogspot.com/
  • Dec 18

    En banc review in Occupy Wall Street protest case

    En banc review in Occupy Wall Street protest case
    In August 2014, the Court of Appeals ruled 2-1 in favor of the Occupy Wall Street protesters who got arrested after crossing the Brooklyn Bridge. The Second Circuit rejected the City's Rule 12 motion and allowed the case to proceed to…
  • Dec 17

    Suicide note was in "plain view"

    Suicide note was in "plain view"
    The Court of Appeals grants summary judgment to police officers who seized a suicide note that was in plain view after the entered the house following a 911 call. Even if the police could have handled things better, they are entitled to…
  • Dec 15

    Court of Appeals upholds huge sanctions award against plaintiff

    Court of Appeals upholds huge sanctions award against plaintiff
    The plaintiff alleged that the police subjected him to excessive force. The plaintiff survived a motion for summary judgment and the case went to trial. The jury found for the police officers. But the case did not end then and there. Arguing…
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